Have you ever asked someone, “What’s on your mind?” and their immediate reply was “Nothing.” What did you think? How could they not be thinking about anything if they seem lost in thought, right? What could be going on in their head? Hello, wake up in there. What’s on your mind? Talk to me…
Do people really want to know what’s on your mind? Think about it for a minute. 59, 58, 57, 56… are you still thinking? Well don’t think about it anymore, your answer is probably, No. You will never fully disclose everything that’s on your mind. I know it, you know it, but maybe they will never know it. HA!
Imagine these two scenarios:
You ask, “What’s on your mind?”
A person having a good day might say, “I’m thinking about how great my life is, the stars align every night and all is well.”
You: That’s great!
A person having a bad day might say, “Do you really want to know what’s on my mind? Well, since the moment I woke up my day started bad, I stepped on dog poop, slipped on pee, hurt my knee, bite my tongue, had a flat, was late to work, caught my finger on the door, spilled my coffee, missed my deadline, forgot my lunch, misplaced my keys, my husband is a jerk, couldn’t find the car, broke my phone, forgot to call aunt Marie for her birthday, and forgot to pick up the dry cleaners.” FML !@#!&
You: Oh wow, sorry! Mental note: Never ask this person again…
Never ask a person what’s on their mind unless you sincerely want to know but be ready if you open a flood gate of thoughts….
“Things aren’t the way they are, they’re the way you are” 😉
Peace & Love xoxo